Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984 in Ontario, California) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was selected by the Brewers in the first round of the 2002 amateur draft out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida. He is the son of former Detroit Tigers First Baseman Cecil Fielder. As of 2006, he was one of six active major leaguers (along with Moises Alou, David Bell, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Daryle Ward) to hit 20 home runs in a season whose fathers had also hit 20 home runs in a MLB season.
Fielder was once the spokesperson along with his father for the McDonalds triple cheeseburger, and appeared with his father on MTV's Rock 'n Jock.
After his father gambled away some of his major league signing bonus (his father has a history of gambling and domestic problems) the two have not been on full speaking terms .
When his father played for Detroit, Prince would sometimes come along for batting practice. Contrary to popular belief, Fielder did not hit a home run into the upper deck of Tiger Stadium at the age of 12, but he did hit a home run over the fence as a preteen. Fielder set the story straight in a 2007 interview with Fox Sports during a road trip to Detroit.
Fielder currently holds the Brewers franchise record for home runs in a season, with 46.
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